When the British left America after the Revolution it was cause for celebration, but not all Americans were pleased to see the redcoats sail away. Fearing for their safety, some 60,000 Americans who had remained loyal to the crown decided to leave and make new lives elsewhere in the British Empire. In a program from the archives, Harvard historian Maya Jasanoff talks about her book "Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World." It explores the many ways that the loyalist diaspora helped Britain overcome a stinging defeat and go on to become a world power.
This is a repeat broadcast from Thursday, March 31, 2011, 11 am
Tina Rosenberg has made a specialty of writing about seemingly intractable problems. The typical approach to problems like drug use or sexually transmitted disease concentrates on giving people information or motivating them through fear. In a program from the archives, she tells stories about people who have used a different approach, one based on changing behavior by exploiting a basic human need--the need to belong. That’s the central theme of her book "Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World."
This is a repeat broadcast from Monday, April 04, 2011, 10 am
With Philip Graham, Ph.D. (Professor of Creative Writing, English Department, University of Illinois)
With Kate Quealy-Gainer (Assistant Editor, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books), and , and Deborah Stevenson (Director, Center for Children's Books; Editor, Bulletin of the enter for Children's Books)
With Philip Graham, Ph.D. (Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of Illinois; Editor, Poet, Novelist, and NonFiction Writer), and , and Martin Riker (Associate Director / Publicity, Dalkey Archive Press)
With Deborah Stevenson, Ph.D. (Director, Center for Children's Books; Editor, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books; Assistant Professor of Library Science), and , and Kate Quealy-Gainer, M.L.S. (Assistant Editor, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)
With Jan Ciabattari (Writer, Editor, Columnist, Book Critic)
Sandy Mason, Horticulture Educator, University of Illinois Extension in Champaign County
Arnold Rampersad, Professor in the Humanities and English, Stanford University